Tag Archives: Niro Sirisena

Woman assaulted by Labour councillor: I want to reopen case

The woman who was subjected to vicious domestic violence by a sitting Croydon Labour councillor has spoken out publicly for the first time since her ordeal. The violent attack, which took place last September, led to the resignation of Niro … Continue reading

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Newman orders investigation into his Labour colleagues

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, on the latest rant from Our Great Leader The increasingly erratic Tony Newman, who was elected as leader of Croydon’s Labour group by no more than 40 people in a virtual behind-closed-doors meeting a week … Continue reading

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It is time for some difficult conversations, not virtue signalling

KEN TOWL on a tale of two (or is it three? Or four?) online petitions “What, another one?” is my default reaction these days to online petitions. There seem to be more of them than ever, perhaps a symptom of … Continue reading

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Newman fails to gag website over councillor’s resignation

By Steven Downes Tony Newman, the leader of the Labour group on Croydon Council, has tried to have news reports removed from this website with a threat of a libel action which has been robustly rejected by Inside Croydon. It … Continue reading

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Newman switches planning chair before remote meeting

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE on the latest behind-the-scenes shenanigans going on at the Town Hall The fix is in. Two days before the Croydon planning committee is due to meet for the foregone conclusion of approving a Brick by Brick … Continue reading

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Newman stifles report which alleges conspiracy over selection

WALTER CRONXITE, our political editor, on a leaked report over the rumbling row in Croydon Labour over a selection stitch-up that saw Tony Newman’s favoured candidate put forward for last November’s Fairfield council by-election A internal party report, leaked to … Continue reading

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Council leader delayed reporting violent incident to police

Croydon’s council leader Tony Newman has admitted that he failed to report, immediately, allegations of serious violence against a young woman. Instead of going to the police straight away, Newman spent more than 24 hours working on a cover-up of … Continue reading

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Labour councillor spent council funds after he quit Town Hall

Niro Sirisena, the Croydon Labour councillor who resigned at the end of September after “a serious incident” which placed him subject to police investigation, continued to spend public money after he’d quit the council. Before his unexplained disappearing act from … Continue reading

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Fear of confrontations at polling stations after activist incidents

Jo Negrini, the council’s chief executive who also serves as the borough’s chief returning officer in charge of the organisation and conduct of elections in Croydon, has received requests to arrange for additional security at the polling stations for tomorrow’s … Continue reading

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‘He’s running scared’: Newman cancels Town Hall meetings

WALTER CRONXITE, political editor, reports from the Town Hall, where the council leader is playing hard to get Tony Newman, Labour’s leader on Croydon Council, has cancelled December’s full meeting of the council, using the General Election on December 12 … Continue reading

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Momentum demand inquiry into Fairfield selection scandal

Nearly a month since their self-proclaimed founder resigned as a councillor following a “serious incident”, Croydon Momentum have finally broken their silence over the scandal and shambles of the Labour Party selection for the Fairfield ward by-election. In their belated … Continue reading

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Labour meeting to consider move to boycott Fairfield campaign

The pressure on Tony Newman as leader of the Labour group on Croydon Council continues to mount, as one of Croydon’s three constituency Labour parties will this week consider a motion that “deplores the behaviour of the council leadership” over … Continue reading

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Newman accused of ‘evil stitch-up’ over Fairfield candidate

STEVEN DOWNES reports on allegations of bullying and racism within the Croydon Labour Party after the local leadership fails to nominate a democratically selected candidate for a ward by-election The Labour Party in Croydon is in turmoil today, after council … Continue reading

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Surrey Street stall-holder picked to run in Fairfield by-election

WALTER CRONXITE, political editor, on the latest blow to the leadership of the local Labour Party Jose Joseph, a stall-holder in Croydon’s historic Surrey Street Market, was selected last night to be the Labour Party’s candidate in the Fairfield ward … Continue reading

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Labour councillor subject to police investigation, says Newman

Our Town Hall reporter, KEN LEE, on the latest snippet of what passes for public accountability in the mysterious case of the vanishing deputy cabinet member.  And how Inside Croydon is setting the council agenda – again The “serious incident” … Continue reading

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Fireworks for Fairfield: council by-election called for Nov 7

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE hears the starting gun for a five-week campaign which will present a series of unwelcome challenges for Blairite council leader Tony Newman Remember, remember, the seventh of November Gunpowder, treason and plot Or something like that. … Continue reading

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Councillors expect answers over Sirisena’s ‘serious incident’

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the growing disgust among the council’s ruling Labour group at the conduct of a former colleague, but also discomfort at the way their leadership handled the councillor’s shock resignation The majority of Croydon’s 40 remaining Labour … Continue reading

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Crisis for Newman as Momentum councillor forced to quit

Our political editor, WALTER CRONXITE, reports on the latest clusterfuck in the Croydon Labour group and reveals that a departing councillor had spent six months working for the local MP but had failed to make proper declarations of interest as … Continue reading

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4.88% Council Tax increase gets backing from Croydon Tories

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE reports on how the opposition group last night supported tax increases in the ‘last Blairite council in London’ The Conservative “opposition” group on Croydon Council last night voted with the majority Labour councillors to see Council … Continue reading

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